Agreed except only partially for the second line - I think the scope of grandeur is similar to JW in the late 70ties, but MG still is much more simple in every musical aspect and the entire architecture, the "construction kit" method is still obvious in the flow of his music.
Hmmm not available on Amazon.uk or iTunes, and Amazon in the US hasn't made it available yet. Unless you're part of Amazon's Vine program, in that case it may be available to you early, not 100% sure if that program extends to mp3's.
Mine is "shipping soon" at Amazon with a delivery estimate of tomorrow. So by noon tomorrow I should be listening to this. I have skipped listening to any samples so I can just enjoy the release as a whole and be surprised.